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Archive for August, 2007

American Institutes For Research Report….

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

is out on highly qualified teacher status rules.

A couple of things from the report:

For the 2004-2005 school year the report says around 75% of teachers were highly qualified, around 25% did not know the status they had, and around 4% were not highly qualified.

More than 50% of school districts had trouble finding highly qualified teachers for special education, math, and science.

The report is long, loads of graphics and was also slow to load up.

Pew Hispanic Report Out On Racial….

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

changes in the public school system. The report compares data from the 1993-1994 school year to the 2005-2006 school year.

The report mainly showcases one trend. More schools overall are becoming more and more Hispanic while the schools are also becoming less and less white.

In 1993 31% of school had no more than 5% minority population, in the 2005 year only 18% are.

McGavock High Article….

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

The Tennessean is reporting on this school that has the highest population in the state. The school is going back to small learning communities, starting in the ninth grade class in order to improve learning.

Due To A Tougher Math Test In Minnesota…

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

though amount of schools that did not meet NCLB rules jumped to 729 schools from 483 schools. That is over 1/3 of the schools in the state.

The Pioneer Press also reports on this as well.

53 Teacher Assistants And Other Aides….

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

in the Philadelphia School District area have been laid off. The school district said these were budget decisions at the school level.

In Oregon….

August 31, 2007 By: richard.ginn Category: Uncategorized

more schools than ever, around 80%, have met NCLB standards. 72% made progress last year. One reason for the rise is a change in how the state calculates the numbers. This made it easier on middle and high schools to meet marks.